How to tell when you aren't close to the target audience
Exhibit A - Rolling Stone magazine. 100 greatest guitarists of all time. Joe Satriani ISN'T EVEN ON THE LIST. Plus, James Hetfield IS on it. Pa fucking thetic. I won't get into the rest of the omissions and worthlessness, but that's flat out sad.
Exhibit B - Jennifer Aniston is voted sexiest woman. Really? Aside from pointing out that Rajah is on the group that voted for her and a number of the others, Jennifer Aniston? I'm looking at cardboard packing boxes sexier than her. So is that corn stalk on the TV movie the redhead is watching. Unreal.
Exhibit C - Avatar is the highest grossing movie ever. This weakly written (and I'm being generous) American Indian saga on another world relies on two things; CGI, and skantily clad CGI chicks. It's no wonder then why Girls Gone Wild was popular. The highest grossing Star Wars was the abomination that was number 4? (yeah yeah renumber them all the fuck you want, it's number 4)
Exhibit D - TV. It's impossible to turn on the TV, look at the guide, and not see a flood of reailty crap. It's everywhere, on every channel, and it's ludicris. From Jersey Shore, to Tiaras and Toddlers, to Ghost Hunters, to Survivor, they're all so horrendously fake and stage it's nauseating, yet channel after channel, time slot after time slot has more and more of them. Hell my Monty Python DVD set is from A&E, and that channel hasn't broadcast a solitary thing that could be called 'art' in a decade. Apparently it's entertainment for someone though. Just not me.
That's all I can take for now. But it points out unequivically that I am NOT the target audience.